I'm based out of Stuttgart in the south-west of Germany and started to work for Pivotal as a Platform Architect in 2019. As a consequence of the Pivotal acquisition, I was in the role of a Specialist Solution Engineer for VMware Tanzu for Globals, Public and Enterprise customers until October. Since November I'm in the new role of the first VMware Tanzu Specialist SE for Developer Experience in EMEA. In this role I'm responsible for educating customers on the value, vision and strategy of VMware Tanzu Application Platform and ensure that they succeed by working closely on different levels of abstractions of modern applications and modern infrastructure. An essential part of my role is also continuously learning through experimenting hands-on with new tools and sharing the outcomes with my colleagues, the customers, and the community, and evangelizing to communities via e.g. social media, articles, and conferences. Before I joined Pivotal, I worked for more than seven years for consulting firms in the automotive industry as a software architect and full-stack developer in projects for customer-facing products. I have extensive experience in software architectures and development using e.g. Spring, Angular, and Swift(iOS), but also with modern infrastructure.